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Wei Feng, Hoo/Woon Move Into Quarter-final Of 2015 ABC Championships

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KUALA LUMPUR: National men’s singles shuttler Chong Wei Feng cruised into the quarter-final of the 2015 Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) held at Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium in China.

The 27-year old unseeded player defeated Artyom Savatyugin of Uzbekistan 21-6 and 21-9 in just 22 minutes in the third round yesterday, to setup a last eight clash against Tian Houwei of China today, said the tournament website www.badmintonasia.org.

Houwei booked his berth into the next round after receiving a stiff resistance from South Korean player Lee Dong Keun before walking away with a 17-21, 21-8 and 21-11 victory in another third round encounter.

National top women’s doubles pair Vivian Hoo Kah Mun and Woon Khe Wei, on the other hand, received an easy passage to the next round after their opponent Aktar Shapla and Alina Sultana of Bangladesh gave a walkover.

Hoo and Woon are slated to face China’s pair of Ma Jin and Tan Yuanting in the quarter-final today.

Meanwhile, the country’s top women’s singles player, Tee Jing Yim failed to progress further after she went down 8-21 and 11-21 to the fourth seed, Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea in the third round match.

Asia’s biggest badminton tournament offers a total prize money of US$200,000 (RM725,519).

– BERNAMA

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